Willard Mitt Romney offered some thoughts on his grandchildren’s names while speaking with Dennis Miller. It’s worth unpacking this gem:
“A few months ago we had twins come in (1), and you can’t believe what they’re named: Winston and Eleanor (2). [Laughs.] (3) I mean, it’s going back to the glorious days of the thirties and forties (4), I guess. But these are just darling little infants, and to have such big names on them is really something, although they call them Ellie and Win … When I heard Winston and Eleanor, I thought, It sounds like two English bulldogs (5), but they’re adorable children.”
1. Like from a catalog? Were they having a two-for-one special?
2. Say it with me: “Willard. Mitt. Romney.” You don’t get to poke fun at anyone else’s name, Willard, Father of Tagg.
3. “An old-timey name. Ha ha ha, marvelous!”
4. Some terms you might have used to describe two decades of war and depression besides “glorious”: traumatic, agonizing, brutal.
5. Okay, this is true and adorable. You win this round, Willard.
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‘Winston’ just makes me think of Rich Juzwiak’s ex-cat.
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A REVOLUTION IN MECHANICAL BLISS
I haven’t posted any recipes or cooking-y things in a while. It’s not that I haven’t been making food for myself, it’s just that the food I’ve been making has been utilitarian, the sort of thing you assemble and eat quickly or use for leftovers (noodles with kimchi and poached eggs, curried rice and beans). Also, I can’t lie, there have been several Cereal for Supper nights lately.
However, it is allegedly spring but still chilly in New York, and tomorrow is Sunday, so perhaps you are thinking of making a nice supper that will allow you to spend several hours in the kitchen and leave you with enough food for a few days’ lunches. If that is the case, read on, and do not be daunted by the number of ingredients or the length of the directions. Also, I suppose you could skip the cashew ricotta steps if your stomach/respiratory system can handle dairy ricotta (mine can’t!), but both my dairy-eating companion and I agreed that the cashew ricotta has a particular charm all its own.
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There’re at least two things wrong with this official Department of Education website quoting Mao Zedong:
1. Mao probably meant “to be insatiable in learning,” not “satiable.”
2. WHY ARE YOU QUOTING MAO ZEDONG ON A U.S. GOVERNMENT WEBSITE?
UPDATE: The new QOTD reads, “Sorry there is no quote of the of the today” [SIC!]
(h/t Lee Fang)
The webmaster of the NCES Kids’ Zone page is not having a good day.
By all means, keep talking about Jay Leno and Jimmy Fallon.
I was just thinking about this guy the other day. Not sure why. Maybe I ate something. Anyway, it turns out he sold his West Hollywood house for $2.9 million last summer.
This concludes your Craig Kilborn real estate update.
Contrary to popular belief, 18 baby weasels will make you feel better about your day. Single moms are the problem. Nobody understands the economy. Beyonce. You are eating wrong. Older moms are the problem. Maybe she shouldn’t have worn that. Twitter foreign policy. Lena Dunham. Too much hype has ruined it. Brooklyn. Senator Twitter. Women with jobs are the problem. People have sex. Nobody pays writers. This meat product is over. This video. Do you remember the nineties? Women do not take responsibility for being the problem. Obama administration Twitter. Sensitive man-boy writes book. Brooklyn is ruined. Taylor Swift. We are reclaiming this word. It will kill you.
Here's my interview with Nick Offerman. -
Such a gentleman, that guy. This got edited way down, but this is some of the best stuff. (What is missing: He told me that the Offerman woodshop is going to start making ukuleles this summer, and also said that he’d rather “read a book or enact husbandry on my wife” than use Twitter frequently.)